Posted on 30 December 2009 by

El Tomato Tornado

tomato-tornadaBy Vanessa Richins

I think I’ve just played one of the strangest tomato games ever.

My Google Alerts mentioned something about a game called “El Tomato Tornado.”

With a name like that, I knew I had to check it out.

The game offers a concise description : “Tomatoes can’t hurt you, the baddest wrestler in town, el Tornado! Or can they? In this game, dodge all the tomatoes you can, or get K.O.’ed!”

I clicked on “play” for the Flash game and found myself guiding a wrestler with a tomato for a head. It reminded me of Lucha Libre or the WWE. A crowd cheers and boos in the background. The ropes twang when you hit them and the tomatoes make a squishing sound when they hit you.

The game is quite simple to play. At the bottom is a row of ten hearts, representing how many times you can be hit with a tomato before you are KO’d. You get one heart filled up again each time you level up.

I used the arrow keys to hurl myself around the ring and bounce off the ropes. Tomatoes hurled at me from all directions and I scrambled to get out of their way. I managed to level up a couple of times and score 363 before I got hit by too many tomatoes.

That’s it. Nothing more. I find myself wanting to play more, though. There’s something oddly intriguing about ducking tomatoes in a wrestling ring.

Check out the game here. Can you beat my score?

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